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Domestic Sheet Music and Manuscripts

Resources digitised by Sydney Living Museums

This selection of digitised resources comes from the collections of Sydney Living Museums’ historic house museums and the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection. The collection includes domestic sheet music and manuscript transcriptions either as single pieces or groups of pieces bound together into volumes by their owners. Much of the music is dated and inscribed and reflects the musical taste, skills, pedagogy and networks of early Australian colonists and their children and grandchildren.

Publications have been sourced from Rouse Hill House & Farm, Meroogal, in Nowra, Throsby Park, in Moss Vale, and the Stewart Symonds sheet music collection – the latter two collections are located at the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection. While only a small number of the works in these collections are unique Australian compositions, together they form an archive of enormous value to musical, historical and cultural scholarship both in Australia and internationally.

The sheet music collection dates between the late 18th and early 20th centuries and is mostly music for piano or piano and voice, with some arrangements for harp, flute, violin and cello. Much of the music was published in London and other British and European cities, but the collection also includes some rare Australian publications and many examples of English, Scottish and Irish publications retailed through early Sydney music sellers.

 Each binder’s volume or individual publication includes links to a full bibliographic record in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection online library catalogue. Some publications are also linked to performance videos.


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Topics: Dowling songbook, Singing - Study and Teaching, Singing - Methods, Rouse Hill House & Farm,...
Domestic Sheet Music and Manuscripts
by Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
Contents : The arrow and the song--The Brook--The song of the blind girl to her harp--The bird song--The bridge/J.T.M. Harrison--The careless word/Mrs Norton--The captive greek girl/J.W. Hobbs--The heart bow'd down/M.W. Balfe--The last meeting/ G. Linley--The landing of the pilgrim fathers/Mrs Heman's sister [Harriet Browne]--The last rose of summer/Sir John Stevenson--The messenger bird, or thou art come from the spirits' land, duet/Mrs Heman's sister--The Roman girl's song/Mrs Heman's...
Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Provenance - Australia, Throsby Park, binders volume of...
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by Rice, Tom (Thomas Dartmouth), 1808-1860; Godbe, S.
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, Minstrel...
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by Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892
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by Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1808-1870; Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873
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by Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872; Loder, Edward (Edward James), 1813-1865
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by Rodwell, G. Herbert (George Herbert), 1800-1852; Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet...
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Topics: Miss Gittins songbook, binders volume of sheet music, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance -...
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, songs with harp, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia,...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue. The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: binders volume of sheet music, songs with piano, Wilhelmina Burne songbook, Rouse Hill House &...
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by Valentine, John; Cooke, T. (Thomas), 1782-1848; Kenney, James, 1780-1849
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by Blewitt, Jonathan, 1782-1853; Dalrymple, J. S.
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For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: Elouis songbook, sheet music, songs with piano, Scottish song, Caroline Simpson Library &...
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet music
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet music
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, songs with...
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by Hobbs, J. W. (John William), 1799-1877; Pardoe (Julia), Miss, 1806-1862
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by Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868; Bishop, Henry R. (Henry Rowley), Sir, 1786-1855.; Planche, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880
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by Cornwall, Barry, 1787-1874; Neukomm, Sigismund, Ritter von, 1778-1858
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Irish song, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance -...
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by Bayley, F. W. N. (Frederic William Naylor), 1808-1853; Waller, Sidney
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet music
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
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by Cooke, T. (Thomas), 1782-1848; Kenney, James, 1780-1849; Auber, D.F.E. (Daniel Francois Esprit), 1782-1871
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Topics: sheet music, songs with piano, Sydney Living Museums, Throsby Park
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by Browne, Harriet; Hemans, Felicia Dorothea Browne, 1793-1835
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, women composers, Throsby Park, sheet music, Sydney...
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Topics: Stewart Symonds collection, songs with piano, Provenance - Australia, songs with sound, sheet...
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by Moncrieff, W. T. (William Thomas), 1794-1857; Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet music
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Irish song, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet...
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by Jeffreys, Charles; Lee, George Alexander, 1802-1851
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by Cornwall, Barry, 1787-1874; Neukomm, Sigismund, Ritter von, 1778-1858
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by Hemans, Felicia Dorothea Browne, 1793-1835; Browne, Harriet
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by Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, Irish...
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
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Topics: Miss Gittins songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music, Sydney...
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet...
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by Browne, Harriet; Hemans, Felicia Dorothea Browne, 1793-1835
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by John Barnett, 1802-1890; Barnett, C. Z. (Charles Zachary); Shannon, F. S., Mrs.
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet music
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue. The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: Wilhelmina Burne songbook, songs with piano, Provenance - Australia, Rouse Hill House & Farm,...
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by Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1808-1870; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue. The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: Wilhelmina Burne songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia,...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue
Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
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by Albert, Charles Louis Napoleon d', 1809-1886.
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Topics: Miss Gittins songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music, Sydney...
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by Jullien, Louis Antoine, 1812-1860
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
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Topics: Miss Gittins songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music, Sydney...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue
Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue
Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
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by Lavenu, Louis Henry, 1818-1859
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by Byron, George Lordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824; Nathan, Isaac, 1792-1864
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet...
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Topics: Miss Gittins songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music, Sydney...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue. The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: Wilhelmina Burne songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia,...
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Topics: Miss Gittins songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music, Sydney...
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Topics: Haidee B Harris songbook, binders volume of sheet music, songs with piano, Stewart Symonds...
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet music
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by Bayly, Thomas Haynes, 1797-1839; Horn, Charles Edward, 1786-1849
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue. The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: Wilhelmina Burne songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia,...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue. The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: Wilhelmina Burne songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia,...
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by Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864.
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Topics: Miss Gittins songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music, Sydney...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue. The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: Wilhelmina Burne songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia,...